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Cobute is committed to building the best structures with its precast concrete shutters for slabs, beams, stairs and edge ribs. The only question is - is it going to be your structure?
Unlike conventional rib and block slabs, the Cobute precast slab is an interlocking and modular system with three elements: precast lattice ribs, precast panels and polystyrene blocks. With a deadload of roughly 97 kg/m², the Cobute decking is lightest slab on the market. The principal steel reinforcement is added during the manufacturing stage, with additional steel added on site. The R Value of the Cobute slab ranges according to the height of the slab - in addition, the slab holds a Fire Certificate rating of 150 minutes for a 230 mm thick slab.
When the Cobute precast systems are used in combination, the project can be cast in one pour, minimising risks of cold joints that leads to cracking.
The lattice rib comes in standard width and thickness. The rib stirrup height changes according to the slab thickness, as specified by the Engineer. The stirrups are produced with high tensile steel in a continuous bent-length, providing a superior sheer-key between the precast rib and the cast in-situ topping. Precast ribs with stepped top steel are available, as well as edge ribs, depending on individual requirements.
The precast panels are manufactured in a standard size, light and easy to install; panels complement the structure of the rib as they interlock with precision. Cobute can accommodate special requests such as creating perforated panels for light points, down lighters or speaker boxes as well as supplying narrower panels to minimise shuttering on site.
The use of polystyrene has void formers offers incredible advantages such as:
thermal and acoustic insulation
lightweight of slab and structure
variation in slab thicknesses
Cobute manufactures R.C. precast slabs in thicknesses varying from 150 to 350 mm, in increments of 25 mm for intermediate thickness. When designing different slab heights, only the height of the lattice rib and the thickness and length of the polystyrene blocks will change, without increasing the total amount of concrete needed.
It's the lightest slab (the dead load of the decking system is roughly 97 kg/m²)
It's a flexible system that suits a wide range of structures and thicknesses
It guarantees thermal insulation
It holds a fire rating certificate
It reduces the amount of resource needed
Only minimal shuttering is required.
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